Jenna McDougall is a figure who has constantly opted for a paradigm shift within the at times, self-loathing and pitying world of pop punk and emo. Having yielded an undying impact on Australia’s scene, Tonight Alive have gone from dominating the stages of local venues to taking on international festivals, ultimately issuing an integral statement to every listener and audience member they encounter.
Growing up in an unforgiving industry that often devalues the efforts of women, Jenna’s unique experiences have shaped the band’s probing overarching message. It’s a statement of ferocity, self-improvement and ultimately, being the change you wish to see affected in those around you – Tonight Alive were incepted to alter the lives of those who experience them, a theme at the crux of the excellent Underworld.
The release of 2015’s Limitless the band delve head first into spiritually informed pop music that seeks a higher purpose. The album unravels the tribulations faced in a transition from innocence and maturity, showcasing the pain that follows. On Underworld, Tonight Alive aren’t victims to their pain.
Underworld is the discovery of an equilibrium between chaos and control, finding restraint and cosmic release in every immense hook, roaring guitar and pulsating drum groove. Throughout every sweeping ebb and glowing flow, the band ask fans to rally and question their paths and take control.